Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Engagement Party Invitations!

I love working at an elementary school with involved parents because every once in a while you can call in a favor...a favor such as engagement party invitations!  Jackie Vann is an awesome graphic designer.  She is currently trying to shift her business from corporate work to more custom design - such as fun invitations - so there is no current website.  However, I'm in the know - get in touch with me and I'll hook you up with her fabulous talents!

I told her I wanted something "peacock inspired," gave her the party deets' and then she created 4 amazing options:

Gaaaahgeous, no?

I fell in love with all of them.  It was so hard to decide which one to choose.
Ultimately, we went with the third option, because it's funky and fun - very party like.
And the first one? If thermographic/embossed printing works out and doesn't cost an arm and a leg, that will be our wedding invite! Squee!!! Of course it will say something different, but you can see the beee-ut-iful graphic.  We shall see!

Oh so you might also be wondering why we chose to have an engagement party almost 11 months after Mike popped the question. That reason behind that has to do with my niece's birth, all family being together for the holidays, and ease of planning.  I'm really excited to celebrate with my parents, in my hometown, with all our family friends.  I'm just thrilled they are throwing us an engagement party AND a wedding!

And the best part? We shipped the engagement party invites directly to my parents' house.  That means no buying stamps, figuring out addresses, printing labels, etc. Nada for me.  I wash my hands of that nonesense! Just get me to the party!

{parts of the invitation removed to protect my privacy.  No stalking, y'all}


  1. I have been wondering where this was in the process!!! And I LOVE the 3rd option! Freakin' awesome!!! And invites too?! I LOVE IT!!!

  2. Um WOW thats all I can say... how insanely perfect are these!?!?!?

  3. Such wonderful choices! Have a great time. I'm here via SITS! ; )

  4. I just saw your last post on SITS and I thought I want to see! They are all sooooo pretty! I lvoe stationary and had a fun time doing my wedding invties.

    Good luck choosing!

  5. So pretty!! What a lucky duck you are with your fancy connections.

  6. Wow! Those are really really nice.

    Visiting from SITS

  7. Those are so beautiful. I love how unique they are.
    Came over from SITS to say hi. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  8. Oh the first option is so pretty, I'm sure they're going to make great wedding invites! It's always nice to have such talented people around you and willing to help out :)

  9. I must say that Jackie Vann does amazing things other than invitations. She made me customized pads of paper that are so amazing I don't use for fear of running out :)


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